HC Deb 17 April 1946 vol 421 c2666
23. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will consult with the local planning authorities before buildings, erected by his Department during the war, are offered for sale to landowners and others, in view of the fact that many of these buildings do not conform to town planning and building bye-law requirements of local authorities.

Mr. Strachey

Our policy in this matter is similar to that of the War Office which was set out in the reply given to the hon. Member yesterday by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War.

Mr. Taylor

Is the Minister aware that the local authorities do not wish the countryside to be littered for all time by these temporary buildings, which become ramshackle before long?

Mr. Strachey

No, I think the relaxation is meant to be a purely temporary one.